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years, come here, three times a day. >> reporter: why such loyalty? this place north of boston is more like a lottery lounge. 15 kiosks, plenty of seating and some inspiration. >> this is the latest million dollar winner. >> reporter: owner tony says over the years, he's sold 25 grand prizes totaling more than $110 million. is there a secret to winning? >> the secret is you have to buy a ticket to win. that's the secret. if you don't buy anything, you're not going to win. >> reporter: oh, we are buying, all right. this year alone, americans spent $61 billion on lottery tickets. up 8.7% from 2011. where does all the money go? every state is different, but on average, 58 cents of every dollar goes to prizes. 33 cents are funneled back to state coffers. while most think lotteries fund education, only 12 out of 44 states use the money solely for that. back in tallahassee, those machines that hold our fate were locked up in a vault. security cameras trained on them all day. tonight, as the sun set on the luckiest place in texas, they kept coming, right up until sales stopped just an hour be
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